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Create A Gluten Free Home and Diet

The A to E Signs You Have A Gluten Allergy

To Be or Not to Be Gluten Free

Create A Gluten Free Home and DietPublished June 30, 2014 By Fifty Fab & Healthy

The idea of creating a gluten free home and diet is becoming more popular everyday.  Protein found in food products is gluten.  It comes from wheat, bailey and rye.  Many believe that gluten triggers digestive issues, or what is now called celiac disease.  However, if you maintain a gluten free diet you can manage the symptoms.  But maintaining a gluten free diet can be difficult and can result in a deficiency in vitamins and nutrients your body really needs.

Here are some tips on maintaining a gluten free diet.  You must avoid barley, bulgur, matzo meal, rye, farina, durham and semolina. Remember, gluten is also found in prepared foods like croutons, candy,  salad dressings, bread, cakes, pies, cookies, gravy, pasta, lunch meats, soups, imitation meats, sea foods and crackers.  Always look at the label to make sure your food is prepared with gluten free grains such as soy and corn.

Gluten can also be found in items found in potatoes and tacos.  In  your home, look at items such as shampoo, lipsticks, toothpaste, vitamins and medications.  Check your cosmetics and medications for gluten which is often used to bind together substances in cosmetics and medications.  Ask your pharmacists to check this for you or call the company and ask.

If you want to eat gluten free look for items in your local grocery store like corn, buckwheat, polenta, quinoa, rice and gluten free flours such as rice, corn, soy and potato.  Other gluten free foods are items like fruit, fresh fish, poultry, potatoes, rice, vegetables and wine!

So, to maintain your gluten free diet plan, go to things like, omelets, salads, meat, potatoes and tacos.  Plan your shopping, stock up on fresh fruit, veggies, seafood, fresh meat, poultry, eggs, beans, nuts and seeds.  In addition, buy gluten free condiments like herbs, cooking oils, mayo and peanut butter.  Choose corn tortillas and chips, rice cakes, corn and rice pasta.

When you eat out be sure to ask which items are gluten free, if they do not have a gluten free menu.  Lastly, watch out for cross contamination in your kitchen.  Think about your cutting boards or grill surfaces. Do not use the same utensils and share the same containers.  Make sure the knife with bread crumbs does not touch the margarine stick or mustard jar.  And, remember to go to our web site to see how we can help you with gluten free products shipped for free to your door.  We have a wide selection and you do not need to leave your home.

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The A to E Signs You Have A Gluten AllergyPublished June 23, 2014 By Fifty Fab & Healthy

Maybe you do need to go on a gluten-free diet, or maybe you don’t?  What should you look for that will answer this question for you?  Let’s look at some of the symptoms of a gluten allergy.  Here are 5 things to look for.  Remember, if you eat gluten your body may attack the gluten as if it is a foreign invader.

A.  Weight Gain-  If you find you have unexplainable weight gain your immune system may be attracting gluten as if it is a foreign body.  This leads to fluid retention.  Even if you go on a diet and continue eating gluten you will gain or retain weight.

B.  Joint Pain-  If you have stiffness in your elbow, hands and/or knees. Gluten in your diet may cause painful inflamation in your body.

C.  Irregular bowels-  One day you have gas, another day your are constipated, then you have cramps, the next day you are regular, next you are bloated, then you know that your gut is confused.  This is a tip off.  Gluten can cause irritability of the lining of your gut which leads to these symptoms. Chart your daily bowel movement

D.  Skin Rash-  If you are sensitive to gluten, the gluten  will damage your gut which leads to a hard time absorbing essential fatty acids such as vitamin D and  This may lead to what is called chicken skin which is a rash of small bumps on your skin.

E.  Other food sensitivity- Your body may not be able to tell the difference between dairy, corn, soy products and gluten. These are called sister proteins.  Therefore, if you eat dairy, corn, or something with soy in it, your body attacks it as if it were gluten.

If you suspect you are gluten sensitive, try the “Elimination Diet”. Take gluten out of your diet for two weeks, then begin to add one gluten item at a time back into your diet to see if the symptoms return. When you are on the Elimination Diet check our web site to find many products you can use to substitute for gluten in your daily diet.

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To Be or Not to Be Gluten FreePublished June 15, 2014 By Fifty Fab & Healthy

Are you trying to maintain your healthy lifestyle with healthy eating?  Feeling anxious?  Feeling ill?  Skin peeling? Turn your life around with your diet. If you love food and want to eat, try going gluten- free.

If you try gluten-free you will have to go without meat, fish, dairy and eggs.  However, there are many reasons to go gluten free. Some people have gluten intolerance or a gluten allergy better known as celiac disease.

Gluten free foods do not have gluten in them. Foods that do have gluten are barley, rye, and wheat. In order to be gluten free you will have to go without these foods.  So, you will have to forgo, that pizza for lunch, the morning bagel or muffin, that apple pie after dinner or those cheese and crackers with your evening glass of wine if you want to be gluten free.

Be sure to read your food labels.  There is often hidden gluten in foods.  Stay away from wheat, rye, and barley.  However, remember those are the easy ones to recognize.  Be aware of malt and hydrolyzed vegetable protein.  Hydrolyzed vegetable protein usually has wheat in it. Malt is usually made from barley. So always check your food labels.

And if you want or have to stay away from sugar to keep your sugar level down be careful because gluten free foods can raise your sugars. So always check food labels if you are on a gluten-free diet.

It used to be hard to find gluten free products, but now there are many gluten-free products on the market, see our website. So if you are gluten sensitive, but are in the mood for a tasty treat, you do not have to skip it. We will deliver it to your door.

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What Does Gluten Free Mean?Published June 9, 2014 By Fifty Fab & Healthy

Have you heard your co-worker has gluten issues, or have you seen something about gluten free on TV?  The gluten free lifestyle has gotten a lot more publicity lately.  But what is this gluten issue?

Gluten is now a hot issue. Look at all of the celebrities talking about their miracle gluten free diet.  But what is it?  Do you need to eat that way? Should you feed your family gluten free food?  Is this all a fad, or it something to be concerned about?  Should you be on the gluten free bandwagon?

Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley, and rye.  It keeps everything glued together.  About 3 million people have been diagnosed as needing gluten free products.  Eleven percent of American households  are now gluten free.  Think about it, if a company takes something out, what are they putting into your food to keep things sticking together?  So our advice is to go to your doctor and get a series of test to see if you need to be on a gluten free diet.  But if you do decide to go gluten free, check us out!  We make your life easier and pain free, and we deliver to your door.

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